Outrage of the usual suspects
A FAMILIAR roll call of Leftwingers yesterday tried to whip up outrage over Donald Trump’s visit.
Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Bianca Jagger were among the politicians and minor celebrities pouring scorn on the President as more than 100,000 protesters converged on the streets of the capital.
Former Labour leader Mr Miliband, now working as a part-time radio DJ, accused him of being ‘frankly incredibly insulting’ to the British Government. Mingling with crowds near Portland Place, he called Mr Trump ‘dangerous to the world’.
Ex-deputy prime minister Mr Clegg, now keeping himself busy with a weekly podcast, complained about the President’s ‘crazed attacks’ on the EU and Nato. He wrote: ‘Donald Trump has every right to visit. We have every right to say he’s wrong.’
Meanwhile Alastair Campbell posted pictures of himself wearing an offensive T-shirt reading ‘F*** Boris’.
Tony Blair’s former spin doctor tweeted: ‘Join me and raise two fingers to the man who lied his way to Brexit and the heart of @realDonaldTrump.’
Nicaraguan actress Miss Jagger joined the protest – the latest cause in a sometimes unlikely career spent championing Left-wing causes. She announced her support with a series of tweets publicising an anti-Trump banner unveiled by Amnesty International.
Actress Laura Carmichael, who played Lady Edith Crawley in Downton Abbey, held a banner reading: ‘End Violence Against Women.’ She has described herself as a Corbynista and accused the Tories of making the nation ‘unfair’.
Labour MP Yvette Cooper tweeted: ‘Trump’s appalling behaviour makes me sympathise with Theresa May. Til I remember her desperate rush to invite him.’ Her colleague Chuka Umunna said: ‘We must not stay silent in the face of racism, sexism, islamophobia, hatred and bigotry.’
Owen Jones, the Corbyn-supporting commentator, tweeted: ‘The Tory Right want Britain to become a puppet of Donald Trump’s America.’
Stephen Fry branded Mr Trump a ‘mobster’.